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Dr. Mahender Kumar Gera is one of the best Ayurvedas in Rewari. He has been a successful Ayurveda for the last 35 years. He is a qualified B.A.M.S.. He is currently practising at Gera Ayurvedic Centre in Rewari. Book an appointment online with Dr. Mahender Kumar Gera on Lybrate.com.

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Dandruff: Diet & Lifestyle Advice

B.A.M.S.
Ayurveda, Rewari
Dandruff: Diet & Lifestyle Advice

Dandruff

Excessive shedding of dead skin from the scalp is known as Dandruff. Skin cells die and flake off, so a small amount of flaking is normal. Usually, the scalp skin dies and flakes off in a month, while in those suffering from Dandruff, this happens every 2-7 days. Apart from being a physical condition, dandruff is also associated with social and self-esteem problems in many individuals.

Causes

A variety of factors can cause dandruff in hair, e.g. increased intake of dry, cold, oily, spicy, and penetrating foods, hyperactivity of the sebaceous glands such as sweat glands, environmental allergens such as dust, cobwebs, sunlight, certain fabrics, soaps, shampoos and even certain types of food are sometimes responsible for dandruff. Some people have skins that are sensitive to seasonal changes. These people are also very vulnerable to dandruff. Stress is directly related to dandruff. People who live in a constant state of anxiety are prone to dandruff. Excessive cosmetic hair treatments such as hair-conditioning and hair-coloring, using hair curlers, perms and hair-bonding often result in a weak skin and eventually lead to dandruff.

Symptoms

  • Appearance of white flakes on scalp

  • Dryness of scalp

  • Redness and irritation on the scalp

  • Softness of the scalp skin

  • Continuous itchy feeling on the scalp

Ayurvedic Dandruff Treatment

Ayurveda places the problem of dandruff in the category of Shudra Roga, which appears due to an imbalance of all three doshas (Ayurvedic humor). The primary doshas involved are Pitta and Vata. Pitta is an Ayurvedic humor which symbolizes heat or fire and Vata is dry and rough in nature. In an aggravated state, both doshas cause production of specific impurities, called ama, which are dry and heating in nature. These impurities accumulate in the deep tissues of scalp and contaminate them. Contamination of the deep tissues and aggravated Vata-Pitta Dosha cause itching and patches on scalp. Due to these factors, the scalp sheds larger than normal amounts of dead epidermal cells, which leads to the problem of dandruff.

The Ayurvedic line of treatment is to generally pacify Pitta and Vata through herbal medicines, as well as a tailor-made diet and lifestyle plan. Also, special herbs are administered to cleanse the body of accumulated digestive impurities.

Diet & Lifestyle Advice

  • Wash hair regularly 2-3 times a week with a mild shampoo.

  • Massage your hair with oil every time before washing the head and hair.

  • Avoid spicy, greasy, hot and penetrating foods, junk food, and aerated drinks.

  • Have food with good nutritive value; include fiber-rich foods, salads, fruits, and lentils.

  • Do regular yoga and exercises to minimize stress levels.

  • Avoid scratching the scalp with hands or any other objects.

Home Remedies

  • Mix 2-3 teaspoons of coconut oil with 1 teaspoon of Indian gooseberry (amla) juice. Gently massage the scalp with this everyday.

  • Add 10 drops of lemon juice to 1 egg white and beat well. Apply to the scalp and hair once a week.

  • Mix 1 teaspoon lemon juice, 1 tablespoon mustard oil, and 1 cup yogurt. Apply this to the hair 30 minutes to 1 hour before washing the head and hair.

  • Soak 50 gm methi dana in 2 cups of water overnight, next day in the morning make the paste and apply on scalp for 15 minutes.

  • Chew 10 holy basil leaves (tulsi), 10 margosa leaves (neem), and 10 bael leaves (belpatra) on an empty stomach early in the morning.

Conjunctivitis: Causes, Symptoms And Treatment

B.A.M.S.
Ayurveda, Rewari
Conjunctivitis: Causes, Symptoms And Treatment

Conjunctivitis

Conjunctivitis is caused due to the inflammation of the conjunctiva, a thin white layer on the outer side of our eyeball which envelopes the inner layers of the eye and protects them. It is a common eye problem faced by thousands of people every year. In Ayurveda, conjunctivitis is known as netrabhishyanda.

Causes

Conjunctivitis may occur due to a viral or bacterial infection. It may be also caused by allergic reactions triggered by substances like pollens, cosmetics or certain chemicals. Additionally, it may occur due to an autoimmune disorder.

Symptoms

  • Red eye (hyperaemia)

  • Swelling of conjunctiva (chemosis)

  • Watering of the eyes (epiphora)

Ayurvedic Conjunctivitis Treatment

According to Ayurveda, conjunctivitis (netrabhishyanda) is generally caused by impairment of pitta and kapha doshas. Netra means eye while abhishyanda means wetland. The eye is an abode of the fire element (pitta), but if kapha dosha (water element) gets aggravated in the eye, it starts attacking the fire element from the eye and turns it into a wetland. Naturally, this affects the health of the eye causing redness, watery secretions, yellow discharge and swelling. This is called netrabhishyanda.

Ayurvedic treatment consists of internal cleansing herbs to alleviate the aggravated body energies as well as the application of herbal pastes to the affected area.

Diet & Lifestyle Advice

Conjunctivitis is commonly seen in India during the months of monsoon when there is lot of wetness or water in the atmosphere – an ideal environment for infections to flourish. You should take the following precautions for the prevention and relief of this problem.

  • Eyes should be washed with clean water and wiped by clean towel to protect them from infections. Use of dirty cloth pieces, handkerchiefs or towels for cleaning eyes should be avoided.

  • Wear dark glasses to protect eye irritations since the eye is very sensitive to light in conjunctivitis. Glasses also protect the entry of dust particles into the eye.

  • Including immunity boosting foods such as fresh fruits, vegetables and salads.

  • Take easily digestible and light foods.

Home Remedies

  • Soak ½ teaspoonful of Triphala powder in a glass overnight and in the morning filter it through 4 folded cloths. Use this water to wash your eyes.

  • Boil 1 tablespoonful of Coriander seeds powder or 1 small bowl of freshly cut coriander leaves in 2 glasses of water. Reduce it to half and let it cool. Use this solution to wash your eyes 3-4 times a day.

  • Take 2 cup of hot water and 3 teaspoonful of honey. Mix well. Wash your eyes twice daily.

Jaundice: Diet And Lifestyle Advice

B.A.M.S.
Ayurveda, Rewari

Jaundice

Jaundice is a condition where the skin and the whites of the eyes take on a yellow tint. Modern medicine does not consider it to be a disease but a symptom of liver disorders like liver infection, gallstones and cirrhosis of liver. In Ayurveda, Jaundice is known as Kamala.

Causes

Increased intake of oily, spicy, sour, salty, alkaline, penetrating and very hot foods; alcohol; and sesame oil cause Pitta (Ayurvedic humor representing Fire) aggravation. The aggravated Pitta then impairs the blood and the muscle tissue of the liver, causing blockage in the channels of the liver and thus Pitta (in the form of bile) is thrown back into the blood leading to discoloration of the eyes and skin. Sleeping in the daytime, excessive physical work, overindulgence in sexual activity, suppressing the natural urges of the body, and psychological factors like lust, fear, anger, and stress can also be causative factors in cases of Jaundice.

Symptoms

Ayurvedic Jaundice Treatment

Ayurvedic treatment of Jaundice involves pacifying aggravated body energies using herbs that stimulate the function of the liver and increase the flow of bile in the bile duct. Digestion is also restored with the help of a customized diet plan to ensure efficient metabolism.

Diet & Lifestyle Advice

  • Avoid hot, spicy, oily, and heavy foods; eat a vegetarian diet.

  • Avoid refined flour, polished rice (white rice), mustard oil, mustard seeds, asafetida, peas, canned and preserved foods, cakes, pastries, chocolates, alcoholic beverages, and aerated drinks.

  • Increase intake of whole-wheat flour, brown rice or parboiled rice, mangoes, bananas, tomatoes, spinach, potatoes, Indian gooseberries (amla), grapes, radishes, lemons, dried dates, raisins, almonds, and cardamom.

  • Avoid unnecessary exercise and stressful conditions such as anxiety or anger.

  • Take complete rest.

  • Avoid working under the sun or near boilers and furnaces.

Home Remedies

  • Mix 1 teaspoon of roasted barley powder with a glass of water. Add 1 teaspoon of honey to it and have this twice a day.

  • Add 1 teaspoon paste of basil leaves to a glassful of radish juice. Have this juice twice a day for 15-20 days.

  • Take one teaspoon pulp of Indian Aloe Vera with black salt and dry ginger powder every morning for a period of 10 days.

  • Mash bitter gourd and extract its juice. Take one-fourth cup of the juice in the early morning daily.

Diarrhea: Diet And Lifestyle Advice

B.A.M.S.
Ayurveda, Rewari
Diarrhea: Diet And Lifestyle Advice

Diarrhea

Diarrhea, known as Atisar in Ayurveda, is a common problem that can happen to anyone irrespective of age. An average adult is usually affected by this problem at least once a year and children may have diarrhea twice a year. Normally, the condition lasts for a couple of days and can be managed without medicines. In severe cases patients may lose bowel control, become dehydrated and experience abdominal pain and cramps.

Causes

The primary cause of Diarrhea is eating or drinking water or eating food that has been contaminated by bacteria, viruses or parasites. In addition to these, certain antibiotics are also known to cause diarrhea. Lactose intolerance is a special condition in which consuming milk or dairy products may cause similar complications. People in advanced age are more prone to lactose intolerance based diarrhea. Diarrhea can become chronic because of Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, celiac disease, microscopic colitis and irritable bowel syndrome (IBS).

Symptoms

  • Multiple loose, watery motions

  • Cramps in abdomen

  • Reduction in urine quantity

  • Bleeding with stools (in some cases)

  • Burning of anus (in some cases)

  • Low BP (in some cases)

Ayurvedic Diarrhea Treatment

According to Ayurveda, weak gastric fire, improper food, impure water, toxins and mental stress usually cause atisaar. Aggravatede vata pulls down the fluid part from various tissues of the body and brings it into the intestine. There this fluid mixes with the stool which then leads to loose, watery motions. Depending upon which particular Dosha is vitiated, atisaar has been classified into Vataj, Pittaj, Kaphaj, Sannipatik, Bhayaj and Shokaj types in Ayurveda. Vataj atisaar (caused mainly by vitiated Vayu) is marked by painful loose motions with sounds & foam, gases and cramps. Pittaj atisaar (caused mainly by vitiated Pitta) causes motions with burning sensation at anus, offensive odour and varying colours like green, red, blue. Thirst, giddiness, sweating and fever are often present. Kaphaj atisaar (caused mainly by vitiated Kapha) shows sticky, oily, whitish motions with foul odour, nausea, lazy feeling and excess sleep. Sannipatik atisaar is caused by vitiation of all three Doshas and therefore have mixed characteristics. Bhayaj and Shokaj atisaar are caused by fear and grief respectively.

Diet & Lifestyle Advice

  • Sufficient intake of water and liquid foods is always adviced in diarrhoea.

  • Light, easy to digest food articles such as liquid rice, porridge are recommended. Soups made from lentils are also good in diarrhoea. Fruits like sweet lime, oranges, apple, melons are allowed.

  • Heavy, spicy, fried food is prohibited. Non-veg items, eggs are also not allowed. Sugarcane juice is also forbidden.

  • Water is adviced to be boiled before drinking.

  • While goat milk is more recommended, cow's milk may also be allowed. Buffelo milk is however forbidden. Mother's milk is however always allowed.

Home Remedies

  • Add 1 teaspoon of ginger to water and boil the water. Drink the mixture when it is lukewarm every one hour.

  • Take 50 gm of fresh pomegranate skin. Soak it in 800 ml of water for one hour. Boil until a quarter of the volume remains (200 ml). Store this mixture in a clean, dry bottle. Take a couple of tablespoons several times a day. If there is blood in the stools, add half a teaspoon of honey to the decoction

  • Mix one teaspoon of sugar and half a teaspoon of common salt in a cup of water. Small doses of this mixture (around a quarter cup) can be given whenever the patient is thirsty.

  • Take one teaspoon of Isabgol (psyllium husk) with one cup of yogurt.

  • Mix 1 teaspoon each of cinnamon, ginger and cumin powder with honey to make a paste. Take 1 teaspoon three times a day

  • Roast 2/3 teaspoon of cumin seeds and powder them. Add a pinch each of ginger powder, cinnamon powder and black pepper powder. Mix in 1 cup of yogurt. Eat twice a day

Kidney Stone - Diet And Lifestyle Advice

B.A.M.S.
Ayurveda, Rewari
Kidney Stone - Diet And Lifestyle Advice

Kidney Stone

Kidney Stones are formed due to crystallization of minerals and waste materials found in urine. A kidney stone may be the size of a pinhead and may pass unnoticed through urine; or it can be large, up to the size of a grapefruit, and may obstruct the urinary pathway, causing acute pain and bleeding, as well as blocking the flow of urine. In Ayurveda, it is known as Vrukka Ashmari (vrukka means kidney and ashmari means stone).

Causes

Following an improper diet and sedentary lifestyle, working for long periods in direct sunlight, doing excessive physical work, excessive consumption of alcoholic beverages, tea, and coffee, indulgence in heavy, oily, sweet, and indigestible foods and reduced intake of fresh vegetables, salt, and alkaline-producing foods, drinking too little water, diet high in meat, fish, and poultry and suppressing the urge to pass stools and urine can cause urinary stones.

Symptoms

  • Nausea

  • Vomiting

  • Acute pain in the flanks radiating towards urethra

  • Fever with chills might also be associated

  • Bleeding through the urinary tract

  • Urinary urgency or frequency

  • Burning sensation while urinating

Ayurvedic Kidney Stone Treatment

According to Ayurveda, improper diet and lifestyle leads to aggravation of all three doshas (Ayurvedic humors) and impairment of the digestive fire, causing formation of toxins (ama) in the body. These toxins travel down the channels carrying urine, where aggravated doshas combine with it, causing its crystallization and leading to the formation of kidney stones.

Ayurvedic treatment of Kidney Stones involves the use of diuretic and stone-dissolving herbs in acute cases. The system is then cleaned and strengthened using toning and rejuvenating preparations. Panchakarma therapy is a very effective means of cleansing the body internally in order to help it regain strength.

Diet & Lifestyle Advice

  • Avoid tea, coffee, alcohol, cold drinks, pickles, fish, poultry, meat, spinach, and chocolate.

  • Avoid sour, heavy, and dry food.

  • Increase intake of liquids like water, juice, soup, lime water, etc.

  • Be sure to drink enough water each day. Usually 1 to 2 liters of water per day is adequate.

  • Drink more if you are perspiring heavily, working outdoors, the weather is hot, etc.

  • Increase the use of barley, horse gram (a type of bean), ginger, and brown rice or parboiled rice.

  • Avoid suppressing urges to urinate and defecate.

Home Remedies

  • Make a powdered preparation of equal quantities of the bark of three-leaved caper tree (varun), puncture pine (gokhru), thatch grass (kas) and horse gram (kulthi). Have 1 teaspoon of this powder 3-4 times a day with water. This is one of the best home remedies for kidney stones.

  • Soak 2 teaspoon of radish seeds in a glass of water, boil and reduce it to half. Strain and drink 1/2 cup of it twice a day to assist in dissolving kidney stones.

  • Take 60 grams of kidney beans. Crush these. Boil slowly for four hours in four litres of water. This liquid should be strained through fine muslin and then allowed to cool for about eight hours. Then, pour the liquid through another piece of muslin, without stirring. Drink this liquid once daily.

  • Boil 10-12 basil leaves in 1 cup of water for 15 minutes. Mix 1 teaspoon of honey in it and take twice a day.

Hypothyroidism: DIet And Lifestyle Advice

B.A.M.S.
Ayurveda, Rewari
Hypothyroidism: DIet And Lifestyle Advice

Hypothyroidism

Hypothyroidism may be caused by problems within the thyroid gland that causes insufficient circulation of the thyroid hormone. Symptoms show a decrease in metabolism, with the slowing of mental and physical activity. Patients may experience a variety of differing symptoms such as sensitivity to cold, dryness of the skin, constipation, anorexia, anginal pain, anemia and disordered menstrual function.

Causes

The prime cause of Hypothyroidism is the deficiency of Iodine. In many cases, this disease is caused by pituitary or hypothalamic disease or certain medications.

Symptoms

  • Menstrual problems

  • High levels of lethargy

  • Coldness in the hands and/or feet

  • Frequent constipation

  • Frequent headaches

  • Dry skin

  • Obesity

  • Hypertension

Ayurvedic Hypothyroidism Treatment

Ayurvedic treatment involves clearing these channels in order to balance body energies and restore the circulation of thyroxin. Herbal preparations are administered to increase the digestive fire at a cellular level, restoring proper metabolism.

Diet & Lifestyle Advice

  • Take adequate quantities of milk in your diet

  • Increase intake of rice, barley, Bengal gram, moong dal and cucumber.

  • Coconut oil helps in improving body metabolism in thyroid patients.

  • Avoid heavy and sour foods.

Cataract: Diet And Lifestyle Advice

B.A.M.S.
Ayurveda, Rewari
Cataract: Diet And Lifestyle Advice

Cataract

A cataract is an eye disease in which the clear lens of the eye becomes cloudy causing decrease in vision. It is a common disease and most cataracts are a result of the aging process. In the development of age-related cataract, the power of the lens may be increased, causing near-sightedness (myopia). Cataracts typically progress slowly to cause vision loss and are potentially blinding if untreated. It usually affects both eyes but one of the eyes is always affected earlier than the other.

Causes

The lens of the eye is chiefly constituted of water and proteins. The protein is arranged in a specific way that keeps the lens clear and allows light to pass through it to focus a clear image on to the retinal surface. As we age, some of the protein binds together and start to cloud a small area of the lens. This is how age-related cataract is caused. Over time, the cataract may become more dense or cloud more of the lens making it more difficult to see. However, it should be noted that cataract is not a growth or tumor.

There are many causes of non age-related cataracts or secondary cataracts. Secondary cataracts are a result of similar changes to the protein of the lens, also resulting in visual blurring or visual loss. This is also due to injury to the eye, eye surgery for other eye conditions, and exposure to ionizing, infrared and ultraviolet radiations.

Symptoms

  • Cloudy, blurry or foggy vision

  • Double vision

  • Seeing colors differently

  • Sudden changes in prescription of glasses

Ayurvedic Cataract Treatment

In Ayurveda this disease is called timira or linga nasha. Aggravated vata is considered to be responsible for the manifestation of this disease. One of the properties of vata is to make things dry up. When the lens of the eye loses its transparency, vision becomes blocked. This condition is known as a cataract.

If treated at an early stage, Ayurvedic treatment is very effective in cataract. During Ayurvedic treatment the aim is to alleviate the aggravated body energies and nourishing and strengthen the nerves and tissues of the eye.

Diet & Lifestyle Advice

  • To correct aggravated vata, ghee is highly recommended in cataract, especially, maha triphala ghee. Maha triphala ghee provides nourishment and strengthens the nerves and other tissues of the eye ball. For a person suffering from cataract, it is of utmost importance that he remains free from constipation. Therefore, triphala is good in constipation as well as beneficial for eyesight.

  • Cow’s ghee, milk, butter, rice, wheat, moong dal, banana, methi, spinach, grapes, pomegranates, apples and oranges are recommended.

  • Cataract sufferers should avoid pungent, bitter, sour and saline food.

  • They should avoid excessive heat and exposure to sun.

  • Avoid excess worry, anxiety and anger because it aggravates vata and pitta doshas.

Headache: Causes, Symptoms And Treatment

B.A.M.S.
Ayurveda, Rewari
Headache: Causes, Symptoms And Treatment

Headache

A headache is a symptom rather than a disease and may be caused by high blood pressure, insomnia, weak eyesight, sinusitis, hunger, anemia, listening to loud music, studying in improper light, emotional strain, overwork, constipation, and flatulence. In Ayurveda, headache is known as shirehshool. Headache may be accompanied with watering of the eyes, bleeding from the nose or giddiness depending on the body energy that is aggravated.

Causes

Improper diet and lifestyle causes vitiation (impairment) of the vata (air) and kapha (water). Vata is obstructed by the kapha in the head region, causing headache. As the pain intensifies, vata also vitiates pitta dosha (fire), causing a burning sensation in the head, nausea and vomiting. Headache is also often caused by emotional stress, overwork or insomnia.

Symptoms

  • Pain in the back of the neck and shoulders.

  • Pain in the head

Ayurvedic Headache Treatment

The traditional science of Ayurveda considers headache to be caused because of two primary reasons – a sensitive nervous system and impaired digestion. Improper diet and lifestyle causes aggravation of Pitta (Ayurvedic humor representing Fire) in the body. In an aggravated state, Pitta impairs digestion, leading to production of digestive impurities (known as ama). This ama gets stored in the manovahi strotas (mind channels), thereby becoming the cause for headaches.

A sensitive nervous system lowers the ojas (energy) in the body. Ojas is the essence of all body tissues and provides strength to the nervous system and body. If you have a strong nervous system, you are able to fight against problems and carry on with your work with a healthy mind. Lowering of ojas causes migraine-like problems.

Ayurvedic treatment of headache does not focus on simply alleviating the pain but aims at treating the root cause. Herbal preparations are administered to balance aggravated body energies and restore the digestive function.

Diet & Lifestyle Advice

  • Have warm and easily digestible foods, boiled and steamed vegetables, soups, vegetable juices, porridge, brown rice and whole-wheat flour.

  • Eat fruits like apples, papayas, mangoes, grapes and pears.

  • Buttermilk, salads, and boiled rice sautéed with cinnamon, cumin seeds and garlic or asafetida are good in the daytime.

  • Also, 5-6 almonds or walnuts and some raisins can be eaten each day.

  • Avoid refined, oily, spicy, cold and stale food.

  • Avoid yogurt, especially at night.

  • Avoid working for long hours continuously; take short breaks. Have a good night’s sleep in a dark room.

  • Avoid overexposure to cold or hot weather. Cover your head with an umbrella, or wear a hat or cap when you go out.

Home Remedies

  • Apply a paste of ground clay or sandalwood powder mixed with rose water for relief in burning sensation with headache.

  • Grind 10-12 grains of black pepper and 10-12 grains of rice with water to make it a paste. Apply this paste on affected area of the head for 15-20 minutes.

  • Mix ¼ teaspoon of clove powder with 1 teaspoon of cinnamon oil. Apply this paste on the affected area for 20-30 minutes.

Asthma: Diet & Lifestyle Advice

B.A.M.S.
Ayurveda, Rewari
Asthma: Diet & Lifestyle Advice

Asthma

Asthma is a respiratory disease which is characterized by narrowing of the airways. This happens when the body responses to a trigger such as exposure to cold air, allergens in the air, emotional stress or heavy exercise. When the airways narrow, patients show symptoms such as tightness of the chest, wheezing noise while breathing, coughing and shortness of breath.

Causes

The cause of asthma according to Ayurveda is accumulation of Kapha in the airways. The airways become narrow because of the blockage caused by Kapha. As a result, the flow of air to the lungs is interrupted, which makes the patient experiences difficulty in breathing. Asthma is caused because of excessive intake of vata (cold), consuming kapha aggravating food items, weakening of the lung tissues, and problems caused by lung diseases. Environmental and lifestyle factors also play a role in asthma. Consuming cold or stale foods are not easy to digest and lead to the formation of ama (mucus) thereby causing blockage in the respiratory channel and difficulty in breathing. Living in cold and damp environment is also a reason of asthma.

Symptoms

Ayurvedic Asthma Treatment

Ayurvedic asthma treatment considers bad digestion as a major cause. When the digestive system is weak, the body becomes oversensitive to dust, pollen and other substances which trigger an asthma attack. Deposits of ama (mucus) in the lungs and respiratory tract create obstruction in breathing and cause wheezing or coughing. Ayurvedic treatment of asthma focuses on restoring digestion with herbal preparations and the right diet and lifestyle changes. The medicines primarily work on pacifying Kapha and cleansing toxins from the body. In addition, specific herbal combinations are also supplemented to boost the body’s immunity.

Diet & Lifestyle Advice

  • Pulses like old rice (rice which is stored for at least one year is called old), wheat, barley, kulattha, mung beans, arhar beans, etc . should be consumed.

  • Honey, warm drinks like herbal teas, spice teas are also okay.

  • Sprouts, nuts and seeds can be taken in moderate amount.

  • The heavy foods and those which make ama should be avoided. This mainly includes milk products like cheese, curd, butter milk, creams, and banana, etc.

  • Oily, greasy and fried foods which are difficult to digest should be avoided.

  • White flour and white sugar products should be avoided.

  • In addition, try to avoid the cold foods, cold drinks and other refrigerated things.

  • Avoid excessive or physically demanding exercise. Yoga and Pranayama can be helpful.

Home Remedies

  • Prepare a mixture of powdered dried ginger root, black pepper and long pepper in equal amounts and store in an airtight container. Have ½ teaspoonful of this powder mixed with ½ teaspoonful of honey twice a day with lukewarm water.

  • Take 11 guava leaves, 11 black pepper, 1 cup milk and one cup water. Put all of them in pot and boil it well, when it reduced to one cup, drink in empty stomach. Take this daily for at least six months or a year.

  • Boil cumin seeds in water and inhale the steam. It helps dilate the bronchial passage.

  • Take 5 gm of ginger, black pepper, cardamom, clove, cinnamon, turmeric and 30 gm of sugar. Grind the mix to a powder. Take half to one teaspoonful and mix it nicely with honey. Take it twice a day.

Hair Loss And Premature Graying

B.A.M.S.
Ayurveda, Rewari
Hair Loss And Premature Graying

Hair Loss and Premature Graying

Stress, worry, anxiety, and inadequate nutrition lead to hair loss and premature graying of hair. A certain amount of hair loss is considered normal, as old strands are replaced by new. When hair loss is excessive, care must be taken. Similarly, the graying of hair after a certain age is a normal phenomenon, but when this starts in the early years of life, one should look into for remedies.

Causes

Increased intake of fried, sour, spicy, salty, and fermented foods, as well as tea and coffee, aggravate the Pitta Dosha (Ayurvedic humor representing Fire) in the body. This Pitta accumulates in the skin of the scalp, leading to hair falling out and graying prematurely. Factors like excessive anger and stress are also responsible. Excessive consumption of alcohol and meat also aggravate Pitta.

Symptoms

  • Loss of hair

Ayurvedic Hair Loss and Premature Graying Treatment

Hair loss is known as Khalitya in Ayurveda. According to Ayurveda, hair is a byproduct of bone formation and the tissue responsible for building bones is also responsible for the growth of hair. Early hair loss is related to body type and the balance of the mind-body constitution (doshas). People who have excess Pitta in their body are likely to lose their hair early in life, or have prematurely thin or gray hair. Excess Pitta in the sebaceous gland, at the root of the hair, or folliculitis can lead to hair loss.

Ayurvedic treatment of hair loss is aimed at pacification of Pitta through a customized diet and lifestyle regime, along with medication. A combination of diet, herbs, oil massage, meditation, aromatherapy, breathing and yoga can be beneficial in addressing the problem of hair loss and premature graying of hair.

Diet & Lifestyle Advice

  • Avoid Pitta-aggravating foods like spicy, heavy, and oily foods, as well as tea and coffee.

  • Avoid refined foods, refined sugar, junk food, and alcoholic and carbonated drinks.

  • Increase intake of fresh fruits, green leafy vegetables, and vegetable juice prepared from lettuce, carrot, capsicum, and alfalfa.

  • Avoid using chemical products on the hair. Try herbal oils and shampoos instead.

Home Remedies

  • Mix powdered Indian gooseberry (amla) and sesame seeds in equal amounts. Take 1 teaspoon twice a day with water.

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